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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ART

Deep South: 1969

Deep South: 1969

This snapshot was taken on a family trip to Florida in July 1969. I believe the transportation and accommodations from Ohio were a yellow Rambler Rebel wagon and an Apache pop up camper. With no air conditioning, of course.

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It's nearly a half century later, but it's still a popular landmark.

I took this on my walk home from work last night. It was around 7:30pm and tourists were still queued to take their picture with the buoy. The buoy has long replaced the old sign, but serves the same purpose.

 
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